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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

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If you tear down a world, what do you build?

If the thing you were born to be is ripped away, what do you become?



Corruption, ambition, and greed stalk the nationóand threaten to destroy its future. In Richard II, Shakespeare chronicles the shattering fall of one king and the meteoric rise of another in a raw and powerful tale of a countryóand a soulóin chaos.


Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

New Casting Announced for RAISING MARTHA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 January. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of SCHOOL PLAY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

antic|face today announces the full casting for the world premiere of School Play - a new play by Alex MacKeith. Co-Artistic Director of antic|face Charlie Parham directs Oliver Dench (Tom), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Lara), Gemma Fray (Mikaela), Kevin Howarth (David/Tony), Vida King (Mikaela) and Ann Ogbomo (Jo). (more...)

Applications Available for Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

As part of The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to programs that serve all of San Diego County, the theatre announced today that on Saturday, February 4, applications will become available online for the Globe's 2017 Summer Shakespeare Studio for high school students-now named the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio. The applications, which will be accepted through April 1, will be accessible on February 4 at www.TheOldGlobe.org/studio-application. The four-week program is a unique opportunity for rising 9th - 12th graders and recent graduates not only to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare's plays, but also to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material inspired by deep, personal connections to Shakespeare. (more...)

Casting Announced For Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: The Fugard Launches 2017 Bioscope Season with NT Live's Thrilling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by David Fick - Jan 30, 2017

Cape Town was at its finest this past Sunday when the Fugard Theatre hosted a reception in their breathtaking rooftop bar to announce the programme of The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season before a screening of The National Theatre's thrilling production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Susan Lynskey
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 30, 2017

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Full Cast Announced For Curve's Production Of Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Curve announces full casting for Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and presented to mark 50 years since the iconic Leicester playwright's death. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Stills from the West End Premiere of THE KITE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel and film, is a powerful story of friendship spanning cultures and continents, following one man's journey to find redemption. (more...)

Official: Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado, Rachel John and More Set for West End HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller are thrilled and delighted to announce the initial casting for their West End production of HAMILTON. Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington) will open the London production later this year, with further casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn returns to direct major works from the two of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year.Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to its Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliantly Funny SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Feb 11, 2017

I know that some critics will probably refer to Monty Python's Flying Circus or the work of Mel Brooks when they try to explain the appeal of SOMETHING ROTTEN!. There are some similarities to both, but the fact is, this show (book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell with Music and Lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick) is actually something uniquely original. Sure a lot of contemporary musicals have taken the opportunity to crack wise while parodying musical theatre tropes before, but never as thoroughly and hilariously. The current touring show at The Fox Theatre is just great fun, and I highly recommend that you attend! (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

New Dark Comedy RAISING MARTHA to Premiere at the Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The new dark comedy Raising Martha by David Spicer will be opening the Park Theatre's 2017 season, marking the show's world premiere in PARK200. The production will run January 12th to February 11th, 2017. (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES Premieres on THIRTEEN, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

One-Woman Extra-Live Show From The Producer Of Backstage In Biscuitland At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Jolie Booth (producer of Winner of the 2014 Total Theatre Emerging Artist Award, Touretteshero's hit show Backstage in Biscuitland) takes to the stage in her first one-woman show, HIP, to be performed at VAULT Festival 2017. HIP transports the audience, in this extra-live performance, to a cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present First UK Production of VETERAN'S DAY in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'It was war. And in war, everybody goes crazy or they die - right?' (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi, Seth Rudetsky & More Join Project Shaw for ANDROCLES AND THE LION
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, concluded its 11th Season when it presented its 119th concert presentation with Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Gwyneth Keyworth Joins RAISING MARTHA at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 January 2017. (more...)

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company for their production of 'The Tragedy of Richard II'. (more...)

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